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AT4047MP

Multi-pattern Condenser Microphone


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  • Overview
  • Features
  • Specifications
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  • Reviews
  • Q & A

  • Overview


    Audio-Technica’s AT4047MP delivers vintage sound in a multi-pattern design with selectable omnidirectional, cardioid, and figure-of-eight polar patterns. The microphone’s transformer-coupled output and specially tuned element provide sonic characteristics reminiscent of early F.E.T. studio microphone designs. With a wide dynamic range, incredibly low self-noise and high SPL capability, this versatile microphone excels on vocals, strings, acoustic guitar, instrument ensembles, small vocal groups and voiceovers.
  • Features


    • Three switchable polar patterns: cardioid, omnidirectional, figure-of-eight

    • Engineered to meet the critical acoustic requirements of professional recording, broadcast and sound reinforcement

    • Transformer-coupled output and specially tuned element provide sonic characteristics reminiscent of early F.E.T. studio microphone designs

    • Exceptionally low self-noise, wide dynamic range and high SPL capability

    • Dual-diaphragm capsule design maintains precise polar pattern definition across the full frequency range of the microphone

    • Precision-machined, nickel-plated brass, acoustic element baffle provides enhanced element stability and optimal sensitivity

    • Vintage silver-matte finish on microphone and shock mount

    • Open acoustical environment of the symmetrical housing assembly minimizes unwanted internal reflections

    • Custom shock mount provides superior isolation

    • Integral 80 Hz high-pass filter switch and 10 dB pad switch

    • Certified by the METAlliance (Music Engineering and Technology Alliance)

  • Specifications

    ELEMENTExternally-polarized (DC bias) condenser
    POLAR PATTERNSCardioid,
    Omnidirectional,
    Figure-of-eight
    FREQUENCY RESPONSE20-18,000 Hz
    LOW FREQUENCY ROLL-OFF80 Hz, 12 dB/octave
    OPEN CIRCUIT SENSITIVITY-42 dB (7.9 mV), re 1V at 1 Pa
    IMPEDANCE100 ohms
    MAXIMUM INPUT SOUND LEVEL155 dB SPL, 1 kHz at 1% T.H.D.;
    165 dB SPL, with 10 dB pad (nominal)
    NOISE14 dB
    DYNAMIC RANGE (typical)141 dB, 1 kHz at Max SPL
    SIGNAL-TO-NOISE RATIO80 dB, 1 kHz at 1 Pa
    PHANTOM POWER REQUIREMENTS48V DC, 3.4 mA typical
    SWITCHESPolar selection;
    Flat, roll-off;
    10 dB pad (nominal)
    WEIGHT524 g (18.5 oz)
    DIMENSIONS188.0 mm (7.40") long,
    53.4 mm (2.10") maximum body diameter
    OUTPUT CONNECTORSIntegral 3-pin XLRM-type
    ACCESSORIES FURNISHEDAT8449a/SV shock mount for 5/8"-27 threaded stands; microphone dust cover; protective carrying case
    AUDIO-TECHNICA CASE STYLER1
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    POLAR PATTERN
    CARDIOID
    POLAR PATTERN
    POLAR PATTERN
    OMNIDIRECTIONAL
    POLAR PATTERN
    POLAR PATTERN
    FIGURE-OF-EIGHT
    POLAR PATTERN
    FREQUENCY RESPONSE
    CARDIOID
    FREQUENCY RESPONSE
    FREQUENCY RESPONSE
    OMNIDIRECTIONAL
    FREQUENCY RESPONSE
    FREQUENCY RESPONSE
    FIGURE-OF-EIGHT
    FREQUENCY RESPONSE



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  • Downloads

    AT4047MP Specification Sheet (pdf 433.47 KB)
    AT4047MP Submittal Sheet (pdf 612.77 KB)
    Optional Windscreens / Mounts
  • Reviews

    So very versatile

    5

    The AT4047MP is a "desert island" mic for sure. It does so many things so well. A truly versatile mic.

    Delaware, USA

    How do I spell "smooth"? I spell it - AT 4047MP!

    5

    Having a home project studio on a budget, I scour magazine and on-line reviews thoroughly before plunking down my hard-earned coin on new gear purchases. I have never for an instant regretted the purchase of the 4047MP. With the multi-pattern capability of this mic, a pair was purchased for M/S recording, but single mic recordings have been a true pleasure with this mic as well. With the 4047MP, I've recorded vocals, flutes, fiddles, acoustic guitar, accordion and have used the pair as overheads for drums. What continually amazes me about this mic is it's ability to handle dynamics - all the while producing the silkiest high end. From very soft (with low mic noise) to very loud (with no distortion), this mic sounds wonderful! And the smooth top end requires no corrective EQ'ing like with other condenser mics. If you have other FET's in your collection, even the "very expensive" variety, then you owe it to yourself to listen to the 4047MP. If you don't have a quality FET in your mic locker yet, then the 4047MP is the one!

    Doylestown, OH

    AT4047MP Multi-pattern Condenser Microphone

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  • Q & A

    My AT4047MP seems to need a lot of preamp gain before it picks up a signal. For example I have to turn the preamp up by 50% before I can hear anything (Using Audient ASP800 mic preamp). On the other hand, my ATM450 mic, which has very similar optical detail sensitivity, needs much less preamp gain. Is this normal with the AT4047, or do you think it may be faulty? Thx Nick

    Nick

    Thanks for your inquiry. The ATM450 has a much higher sensitivity than the AT4047MP. This is normal that you have to turn up the gain for AT4047MP.

    We have been using the older version of 4047. Have Allen n heath board. Eaw speakers. Works well. Sometimes wish we could get more volume without feedback. Thought about downsizing system to get less weight. Tried mic with pricy Bose tower. Got ton of feedback. Any suggestions for a great pro level system match to your mic?

    Lynn

    Feedback is the signal from an output device (speakers or monitors) re-entering the microphone. Keeping the angle of the output signal out away from the pickup angle of the microphone will help. Additional helpful information here: http://blog.audio-technica.com/audio-solutions-question-week-prevent-microphone-feedback/

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